Hope has been helping students navigate the college admissions process for more than 25 years. As an independent college admissions counselor for the last 10 years, she has worked directly with students and families around the world on admissions to a wide range of universities in the U.S. She has deep prior experience on all sides of the admission process: reviewing applications to make admission decisions as an Assistant Director of Admissions at Princeton University, guiding high school students as the Assistant Director of College Counseling at Charlotte Country Day School, and parenting three children through their college and graduate school admissions. She has built her personal and professional life upon meeting the needs of young adults and their families.
Hope’s passion is helping families and other counselors understand the admissions process and how to optimize their applications. She has made presentations to thousands of families for more than 20 years. Hope's most recent presentations include engagements in multiple cities in China and New Zealand, as well as the US and Canada.
Hope is a proud alumna of Princeton University. Her professional affiliations include: Associate Member, Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA); Member, National Association for College Admission Counseling; Member and Volunteer, Southern Association for College Admission Counseling; and Member, International Association for College Admission Counseling. Hope Murtaugh is a Member of the Higher Education Consultants Association and subscribes to HECA, IECA and NACAC principles, ethics and standards of good practice.